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The Latin School Books prepared by Prof. E. A. Andrews, exclusive of his Latin-English Lexicon, founded on the Latin-German Lexicon of Dr. Freund, constitute two distinct series, adapted to different and distinct purposes. The basis of the First Series is Andrews' First tin Book; of the Second, An. drews and Stoddard's Latin Grammar.
FIRST SERIES. This Series is designed expressly for those who commence the study of Latin at a very early age, and for such as intend to pursue it to a limited extent only, or merely as subsidiary to the acquisition of a good English education. It consists of the following works, viz. :
1. Andrews' First Latin Book ; or Progressive Lessons in Reading and Writing Latin. This small volume contains most of the leading principles and grammatical forms of the Latin language, and, by the logical precision of its rules and definitions, is admirably fitted to serve as an introduction to the study of general grammar. The work is divided into lessons of convenient length, which are so arranged that the student will, in all cases, be prepared to enter upon the study of each successive lesson, by pos. sessing a thorough knowledge of those which preceded it. The lessons generally consist of three parts :- 1st. The statement of important principles in the form of rules or definitions, or the exhibition of orthographical or etymological forms; 2d. Exercises, designed to illustrate such principles or forms; and 3d. Questions, intended to assist the student in preparing his lesson. In addition to the grammatical lessons contained in this volume, a few pages of Reading Lessons are annexed, and these are followed by a Dictionary comprising all the Latin words contained in the work. This book is adapted to the use of all schools above the grade of primary schools, including also Academies and Female Seminaries. It is prepared in such a manner that it can be used with little difficulty by any intelligent parent or teacher, with no previous knowledge of the language.
2. The Latin Reader, with a Dictionary and Notes, containing explanations of difficult idioms, and numerous references to the Lessons contained in the First Latin Book.
3. The Viri Romæ, with a Dictionary and Notes, referring, like those of the Reader, to the First Latin Book. This series of three small volumes, if faithfully studied according to the directions contained in them, will not only render the student a very tolerable proficient in the principles of the Latin language and in the knowledge of its roots, from which so many words of the English language are derived, but will constitute the best preparation for a thorough study of English grammar.
SECOND SERIES. This Series is designed more especially for those who are intending to be. come thoroughly acquainted with the Latin language, and with the principal classical authors of that language. It consists of the following works:
1. Latin Lessons. This small volume is designed for the younger classes of Latin students, who intend ultimately to take up the larger Grammar, but to whom that work would, at first, appear too formidable. It contains the prominent principles of Latin grammar, expressed in the same language as in the larger Grammar, and likewise Reading and Writing Lessons, with a Dictionary of the Latin words and phrases occurring in the Lessons.
ANDREWS AND STODDARD's Latin GRAMMAR has long since been introduced into the Latin School Of The City of Boston, and into most of the other principal Classical Schools in this country. It is adopted by all the Colleges in New England, viz., HARVARD, YALE, DARTMOUTH, AMHERST, Williams, Bowdown, WATERVILLE, MIDDLEBURY, BURLING. TON, Brown UNIVERSITY at Providence, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY at Mid. dletown, and WASHINGTON COLLEGE at Hartford; also at Hamilton ColLEGE, New York, New YORK UNIVERSITY, city of New York, CINCINNATI College and Marietta College, Ohio, RANDOLPH Macon College, Virginia, Mount Hope COLLEGE, near Baltimore, MARYLAND INSTITUTE of Instruction and St. Mary's College, Baltiinore, and the UNIVERSITIES OF MICHIGAN and ALABAMA; and has been highly recommended by Professors Kingsley, Woolsey, Olmstead, and Gibbs, of Yale College; Professor Beck, of Harvard College; President Penney and Professor North, of Hamilton College; Professor Packard, of Bowdoin College; Professor Holland, of Washington College; Professor Fisk, of Amherst College, and by Professor Hackett, of Brown University ; – also by Messrs. Dillaway and Gardner, of the Boston Latin School; Rev. Lyman Colman, of the English High School, Andover; Hon. John Hall, Principal of the Ellington School, Conn.; Mr. Shaler, Principal of the Connecticut Literary Institution, at Suffield; Simeon Hart, Esq., Farmington, Conn.; Prófessor Cogswell, of Round Hill School, Northampton; President Shan non, of Louisiana College, and by various periodicals.
As a specimen of the communications received from the above sources, the following extracts are given :
gives me great pleasure to bear my testimony to the superior inerits of the Latin Grammar lately edited by Professor Andrews and Mr. Stoddard. I express most cheerfully, unhesitatingly, and decidedly, my preference of this Grammar to that of Adam, which has, for so long a time, kept almost undisputed sway in our schools. - Dr. C. Beck, Professor of Latin in Harvard University.
I know of no grammar published in this country, which promises to answer so well the purposes of elementary classical instruction, and shall be glad to see it introdnced into our best schools. -- Mr. Charles K. Dillaway, Master of the Public Latin School, Boston.
Your new Latin Grammar appears to me much better suited to the use of students than any other grammar I am acquainted with. - Professor William M. Holland, Washington College, Hartford, Conn.
I can with much pleasure say that your Grammar seems to me much better adapted to the present condition and wants of our schools than any one with which J aro acquainted, and to supply that which has long been wanted
- a good Latin grammar for common use. — - Mr. F. Gardner, one of the Masters Boston Lat. Sch.
The Latin Grammar of Andrews and Stoddard is deserving, in my opinion, of the approbation which so many of our ablest teachers have bestowed upon it. It is believed that, of all the grammars at present before the public, this has greatly the advantage, in regard both to the excellence of its arrangement, and the accuracy and copiousness of its information; and it is earnestly hoped that its merits will procure for it that general favor and use to which it is entitled. - H. B. Hackett, Professor of Biblical Literature in Newton Theol. Sem.
The universal favor with which this Grammar is received was not unexpected. \' will bear a thorongh and discriminating examination. In the use of well. oefined and expressive terms, especially in the syntax, we know of no Latin or Greek grammar which is to be compared to this. - Amer. Quarterly Register.
The Latin Grammar of Andrews and Stoddard I consider a work of great merit. I have found in it several principles of the Latin language correctiy explained which I had myself learned from a twenty years' study of that language, but had never seen illustrated in any grammar. Andrews's First Lessons 1 con